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hisbeauty4asheshhisbeauty4ashes Posts: 182
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Hi my friends,

I had three neck surgeries. I had one from the front of my neck but two out of the four fusions did not fuse so they had to go back in last year and fuse the the other two from the back of my neck this time. Well then the rods in my the back of my neck were giving me allot of pain, So they took the rods out of the back of my neck. Right now I am dealing with TOS which is Thoracic Outlet syndrome. This afternoon I went to rub some heat rub on my neck and I felt a big limp in the middle of where it was fused. Should I be concerned with this? Does anyone have this lump in the back of the neck when there is no rods there?Is it normal?



  • It sounds like you should call your doctor. How recent was your surgery? Do you still have healing incisions, or are they totally healed over? If they are still healing, you might have an infection in the incision from the rubs. If they are healed over, could be something totally different. Do call your doc.


    3 level spinal fusion, L3/4, L4/5, L5/S1, November 2008. Stiff, but I can walk.
  • Okay thanks. The surgery was a year ago so I am not sure why I have that or maybe it is my bone or something.

  • And this lump is new? For sure get it checked out if it's been a year and now this lump has appeared.
  • Definitely check with your doc on this. I have had two posterior c-spine surgeries and wound up with two muscles becoming denervated. 6 months after the surgeries, I wound up with two muscles completely atrophied and can now feel a large "lump" which is my vertebra where the muscles are gone.

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